Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMAs wealthy homeowners build sandbag walls and plan more extensive, costly measures, scientists say the ocean could eventually defeat all such efforts. [News Source]
Malibu’s vanishing Broad Beach a sign of rising sea levels, experts say.
Researchers say 2009 to be one of warmest years on record.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMNext year is set to be one of the top-five warmest on record, climate scientists said on Tuesday. [News Source]
Oregonians foresee future water shortages.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMOregon may be known for the rain that feeds its rivers, but Oregonians are pessimistic there will be enough water to go around as the state's population grows and climate change possibly makes summers even drier. [News Source]
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMBay Area wildlife is already being negatively affected by a warmer world, one that locally manifests in nesting birds roasting to death during heat waves, plummeting fish populations, and starving whales. [News Source]
Warmer temps could spread tick-borne disease.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) rarely bites people, far preferring the taste of dog. But global warming could be changing that, exposing people to dangerous diseases as a result. [News Source]
Report says Ohio has lots to lose from global warming.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMA report released by Environment Ohio finds that serious environmental and economic harms to Ohio may result from global warming in the twenty-first century. [News Source]
Global warming affecting migratory birds, says Indian ornithologist.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMAn Indian ornithologist has said that global warming and the rising temperatures have brought about an imbalance in the timing of the winter arrival of migratory birds and the food stock available to them. [News Source]
Munich Re highlights climate change impact.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMFinancial damage and loss of life caused by natural disasters made 2008 one of the most devastating years on record and showed the impact of climate change, one of the world's biggest reinsurers said yesterday. [News Source]
Green resto serves organic, eats carbon.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMThe vibe at Germany's first carbon-neutral restaurant is more hip than hippie. For every ton of carbon dioxide produced by Foodorama, its owners say they will buy carbon certificates for a Kyoto-standard wind park in Karnataka, India. [News Source]
Iowa family taps into wind energy with own turbine.
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMFirst the couple bought a Toyota Prius hybrid car, then a 50-foot-tall backyard wind turbine. The husband and wife figure it will take 20 to 25 years for their $14,000 Skystream to pay for itself, based on current utility rates. But that's not the point. [News Source]
How green is Apple?
Wednesday December 31st 2008, 6:00 PMApple Inc.'s eye-catching logo - an apple with a bite taken from it - has come in many colors in the past. Now, the iconic computer company is trying to prove its commitment to the color green. [News Source]